The migrant problem at the US border is a complex and multifaceted issue. It is primarily driven by people from Central American countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, who are fleeing violence, poverty, and lack of economic opportunity. As a result, many of these migrants seek refuge in the United States, often making dangerous and illegal crossings that involve significant risk. These migrants are often detained by US border agents and face deportation. The US government has responded to the migrant problem by increasing border security, constructing fences and walls, and enacting stricter immigration laws. The issue has become increasingly controversial, with many arguing for more humane treatment of migrants, while others argue for stricter enforcement.
One of the largest migrant crossings happened in El Paso this past Sunday. More than 1,500 migrants crossed the Rio Grande from Juárez into El Paso Sunday night. They were escorted by Chihuahua State Police from the city of Jiménez to Juárez earlier in the day in a caravan of 20 buses.
The video, which looks almost dystopian, captures a few moments of what happened.
U.S. immigration released more than 1500 migrants in El Paso on last weekend. Because that overwhelmed the available beds at shelters run by NGOs, 611 were released on the streets in downtown El Paso.